These quilts will be laid out on a brass bed in layers. Then, members of the Cedarhurst Quilters will pull back each quilt one at a time and tell a story about how the quilt was made or what the quilt means to them.
Gibbs said quilting exhibits are very popular, attracting local enthusiasts and those from outside the area. Quilters themselves enjoy seeing the quilts for inspiration, while non-quilters just admire the art form, Gibbs said.
Many people associate quilting with their mothers or grandmothers, which can lend an emotional resonance to the exhibits, Gibbs said.
“Quilting has a very nostalgic, emotional quality to it, compared to other art forms,” Gibbs said. “It’s something that touches them personally. Each person has their own set of memories.”
Troutt, who also teaches a quilting class at Cedarhurst, said she has been pleased to see how many young people are drawn to quilting.
“I think people are going back to their heritage, things their grandparents did,” Troutt said.
Viewing hours for the quilting exhibits are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 242-1236 or visit www.cedarhurst.org.